Welcome to First Congregational Church UCC and to our website.
To discover who we are, check out these pages – or join us for worship at the top of the hill on Main Street in the heart of Wellfleet on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. (or early communion at 8:00 a.m.) Sunday School for children is at the 10:00 hour from September to mid-June.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH of WELLFLEET – Wellfleet became a parish separate from Eastham in 1721, a condition of incorporation being that a Church building and a pastor should be provided. Originally, there were no separate Town and Church Meetings; all business was transacted without differentiation in the one Parish Meeting. The first Meeting House was at Chequessett Neck, but a new site was chosen at the head of Duck Creek in 1740. The present building on this site was erected in 1850. In 1879 the graceful, tapering steeple was blown down, and it was thought desirable to rebuild on more substantial lines. The edifice is known to many people through photographs published in leading periodicals. Features of the building are the rare stained glass window depicting a ship of the Mayflower period, the Hook and Hastings organ which has been given special mention by the American Organ Historical Society, and the Town Clock which is equipped with a ship’s bells striking system. In 1990 we voted to become a Just Peace Church.
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST – Congregational Christian-Evangelical and Reformed. In some ways, Congregationalism is pre-Reformation; in other ways, it sought to fulfill the Reformation more scripturally. One branch was brought to the New World by the Pilgrims in 1620. Congregationalists founded the oldest college, Harvard in 1636, the first graduate School of Theology, Andover Newton in 1807, and the first missionary board in 1812. The Evangelical and Reformed Church traces its origins to German settlers who took root in the colonies in 1725. In 1957, the Congregational Christian and Evangelical and Reformed Churches merged to become the United Church of Christ. At its inception, the United Church also resolved to be a uniting Church, looking forward to increasing unity among all Christians.
You are certainly welcome here!
1st Congregational Church, UCC
200 Main Street Wellfleet MA 02667
Pastor: Rev. Paul Cullity
Minister of Music: Brad Williams
Church Secretary: Nellie DiPinto
Sunday Worship Services:
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
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